Last week I received this nice note from a regular reader of the Blog. I'm not in the habit of posting "Letters to the Editor," but this one asked a very important question, that I wish to respond to for the benefit of all our readership.Mr. Dondero,
I've been a fan of yours for some time now, and am curious--are you still actively involved in the LP, or do you believe that a libertarian's electability is better suited to the RLC? I am extremely intrigued by the RLC, and have doubts of my own about LP candidates' viability, especially with the electoral college structure. I would appreciate if you could share your personal beliefs on this.
Firstly, I'm a Lifetime Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, having Founded the organization in 1990. But I'm also a dues-paying Member of the Libertarian Party and have been for over 25 years, on and off.
What I advocate in this regard? Be a member of both, and be active in both. Mostly the RLC is best for practical politics. But once in a while, like a special election, or an election where no Republican is on the ballot, the Libertarian Party serves a very useful purpose.
1. The Libertarian Party serves almost no use, except to deprive Republicans of votes, and to serve as a soapbox for supposed Republicans, who just want to see the destruction of National defense from our platform.
2. America was either birthed or un-intentionally established to be a nation of two differing ideologies, thus the electoral college was designed with this in mind. Such as modern America, where Conservatism and Liberalism are the chief ideologies, and Libertarianism and Communism are the chief sub-ideologies in modern American politics.
3. Eric Dondero, I was unaware of your presence with the RLC, an organization which I disagree with on the National defense weaknesses of their endorsed candidates, however, at least their involvement in an honest debate amongst Republicans is applaudable.
In the end, it is best to go with Republicans, because Libertarians will never win, and voting or supporting such a lost cause, is not worth it.
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